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2018 WAIE Grant for NAFSA Advocacy Day 

Apply now through January 6, 2018.

The Wisconsin Association of International Educators Inc. is pleased to present our Advocacy Day Grant! Advocacy Days will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Washington DC. Information about the event can be found here

The WAIE Advocacy Day Grant will provide up to $1,200 for reimbursement of expenses accrued by participating in NAFSA's Advocacy Days. If expenses less than $1,200 are accrued, the grant awarded will equal the total of the accrued expenses. If expenses equal to or greater than $1,200 are accrued, the full $1,200 grant will be awarded. The award will be given by check following participation in NAFSA's Advocacy Days. 

The deadline to submit a grant application is January 6th, 2018. Notification of the decision will be given by January 10, 2018. Applicants must be WAIE members and reside in Wisconsin. If you are not a WAIE member, please join now by completing the WAIE Membership  Application . WAIE membership is free and your email address will be added to a WAIE list-serv through which job announcements, events, and updates in the field of international education are shared. 

To apply for WAIE grant assistance to attend NAFSA's Advocacy Days, please complete and submit the Advocacy Day Grant application.

2017 WAIE Grant for NAFSA Advocacy Day in Washington, D. C.

The Wisconsin Association of International Educators Inc. has proudly awarded another grant to Johannes Schmied from UW Oshkosh to assist with the expenses accrued by participating in NAFSA Advocacy Days 2017. Advocacy Days was held on March 13-14, 2017 in Washington DC. The WAIE Advocacy Day Grant provided up to $1,200 for reimbursement of expenses accrued by participating in NAFSA's Advocacy Days. More information about the event can be found here. Thank you for representing all of us in Wisconsin on this important day!

GroupTammy Baldwin office
Capitol building White House

If you have any questions about future grants, then please email WAIE Chair Maria Morawski at

Reflection on NAFSA Advocacy Day 2015

Written by Maria Morawski who works at ECE and is the WAIE Admissions/Recruitment Representative

"This year, I had the pleasure to participate in NAFSA Advocacy day in Washington DC, 2015. I would like to formally acknowledge and thank the Wisconsin Association of International Educators (WAIE) for providing the grant which enabled my participation. It was a memorable experience, from which I learned how to advocate for causes near to international educators in Washington DC and at home.

This year, NAFSA focused on two issues: Immigration reform and Freedom to Travel to Cuba. In each of my congressional meetings, I was able to share how both issues affect my community, my profession, and our local economy. Furthermore, my personal experience as an immigrant was particularly well received by everyone I met. I especially enjoyed meeting Senator Tammy Baldwin, who was very receptive to our cause. I plan on following up with her office throughout the year using the training NAFSA provided us.

I highly recommend Advocacy Day for anyone concerned with international education issues. It is a highly educational and energizing experience, supporting my belief that international educators really can make a difference."

Maria Morawski, ECE, with WI Senator Tammy Baldwin
Great member level meeting with @tammybaldwin and one of her constituents, Maria Morawski #nafsaA